Other Work by Mark Simner

Other Work by Mark Simner

Magazines

Title: The Extraordinary Life of Pauline Gower
Published By: The Armourer Magazine (UK)
Date: February 2018
Description: Illustrated article about Pauline Gower of the Air Transport Auxiliary, a female aviation pioneer who defied criticism and helped Britain win the Second World War.

Title: Heroes of the Victoria Cross: William Peel
Published By: History of War Magazine (UK)
Date: January 2018
Description: Illustrated article about Sir William Peel of the Royal Navy and how he got his Victoria Cross for three acts of valour during the Crimean War.

Title: Book Review | ‘Captives of War: British Prisoners of War in Europe in the Second World War’ by Clare Makepeace
Published By: Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine (UK)
Date: January 2018
Description: Book review of ‘Captives of War: British Prisoners of War in Europe in the Second World War’ by Clare Makepeace.

Title: 100 Years of the RAF, 1918-2018
Published By: The Armourer Magazine (UK)
Date: December 2017
Description: Contributed seven articles (seventeen pages) for this special edition of The Armourer Magazine. These included five short ‘RAF Heroes’ articles on Hugh Trenchard, Arthur Harris, Douglas Bader, Guy Gibson and Pauline Gower, and two ‘RAF Stations’ articles on Uxbridge and Brize Norton.

Title: The History of Port
Published By: The Country Gentlemen’s Association Magazine (UK)
Date: December 2017
Description: Illustrated article about the history of port and how it became a favourite drink of the British.

Title: Book Review | ‘The British Army of the Rhine After the First World War’ by Michael Foley
Published By: Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine (UK)
Date: December 2017
Description: Book review of ‘The British Army of the Rhine After the First World War’ by Michael Foley.

Title: Jihad in the Desert: The Sudan Medal
Published By: The Armourer Magazine (UK)
Date: September 2017
Description: Illustrated article about Kitchener’s reconquest of Sudan in 1896-1898, and the British campaign medal awarded to those who took part.

Title: Book Review | ‘Passchendaele: A New History’ by Nick Lloyd and ‘Passchendaele: Requiem of Doomed Youth’ by Paul Ham.
Published By: Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine (UK)
Date: September 2017
Description: Joint Book Review of ‘Passchendaele: A New History’ by Nick Lloyd and ‘Passchendaele: Requiem of Doomed Youth’ by Paul Ham.

Title: Book Review | ‘Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns’ by Stuart Hadaway.
Published By: Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine (UK)
Date: August 2017
Description: Book review of ‘Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns’ by Stuart Hadaway.

Title: Heroes of the Victoria Cross: Charles Heaphy
Published By: History of War Magazine (UK)
Date: June 2017
Description: Illustrated article about Charles Heaphy of the Auckland Regiment of Militia and how he got his Victoria Cross for his part in the Action of the Mangapiko River in 1865.

Title: Frontline: Anglo-Afghan Wars
Published By: History of War Magazine (UK)
Date: May 2017
Description: Contributed six (of twelve) pages of an illustrated article on the Anglo-Afghan Wars of 1839-1919.

Title: Heroes of the Victoria Cross: Raymond de Montmorency
Published By: History of War Magazine (UK)
Date: April 2017
Description: Illustrated article about Raymond de Montmorency of the 21st Lancers and how he got his Victoria Cross for his part in the Battle of Omdurman in 1898.

Title: Heroes of the Victoria Cross: George Findlater
Published By: History of War Magazine (UK)
Date: March 2017
Description: Illustrated article about George Findlater of the Gordon Highlanders and how he got his Victoria Cross for his part in the storming of the Dargai heights in 1897.

 

Web Sites

Title: Agent ZIGZAG: From Criminal to Double Agent; the True Wartime Adventures of Eddie Chapman
Published By: WW2 Nation
Date: February 2018
URL: https://ww2nation.com/agent-zigzag-from-criminal-to-double-agent-the-true-wartime-adventures-of-eddie-chapman
Description: Article telling the true wartime story of Eddie Chapman, and how he went from petty criminal to Britain’s most successful double agent.

Title: The Death of a Prince: Louis Napoleon and the Tragedy of the Zulu War
Published By: HistoryNet
Date: October 2016
URL: http://www.historynet.com/the-death-of-a-prince-louis-napoleon-and-the-tragedy-of-the-zulu-war.htm
Description: Article about the death of Louis Napoleon, the prince imperial of France, during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.

Title: Ambush at Abu Sunt: The 21st Lancers at the Battle of Omdurman
Published By: HistoryNet
Date: October 2016
URL: http://www.historynet.com/ambush-at-abu-sunt-the-21st-lancers-at-the-battle-of-omdurman.htm
Description: Article examining the charge of the 21st Lancers at the Battle of Omdurman, 2nd September 1898.

Title: Outrage at Maizar: The Great Pathan Rising Begins
Published By: HistoryNet
Date: October 2016
URL: http://www.historynet.com/outrage-at-maizar-the-great-pathan-rising-begins.htm
Description: Article examining the ambush of an Anglo-Indian force at the village of Maizar on the North West Frontier of India, and how it sparked the Pathan risings of 1897-98.

Title: Agent Garbo: The Chicken Farmer Spy
Published By: WW2 Nation
Date: November 2015
URL: https://ww2nation.com/agent-garbo-the-chicken-farmer-spy-by-mark-simner
Description: Article telling the story of Agent Garbo and the highly successful British Double Cross System during the Second World War.

Title: Operation Mincemeat: The Man Who Never Was
Published By: WW2 Nation
Date: September 2015
URL: https://ww2nation.com/operation-mincemeat-the-man-who-never-was-by-mark-simner
Description: Article telling the story of Operation Mincemeat,  one of the most audacious and bizarre deception operations mounted by the British during the Second World War.

Title: RAF Bomber Command and the Avro Lancaster
Published By: WW2 Nation
Date: August 2016
URL: https://ww2nation.com/raf-bomber-command-and-the-avro-lancaster-by-mark-simner
Description: Article about the history of RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War and the development of the Avro Lancaster.

Title: Watershed at Waterloo: How the Legendary One-Day Battle Made Modern Europe
Published By: Military History Now
Date: May 2016
URL: http://militaryhistorynow.com/2016/05/17/watershed-at-waterloo-how-the-legendary-one-day-battle-made-modern-europe/
Description: Short article about the effects the Battle of Waterloo has had on modern Europe.

Title: What Did Cambronne Say at Waterloo?
Published By: Amberley Publishing
Date: June 2015
URL: https://www.amberley-books.com/blog/2015/06/what-did-cambronne-say-at-waterloo-by-mark-simner/
Description: Short article that examines the debate around what Pierre Cambronne, colonel-major of Napoleon’s Old Guard, said at Waterloo when invited to surrender.

Title: Battle of Waterloo Quiz
Published By: History Extra (BBC History Magazine)
Date: June 2015
URL: http://www.historyextra.com/quiz/test-yourself/battle-waterloo-quiz
Description: Ten question multiple choice quiz about the Battle of Waterloo for the 200th anniversary.

 

Fact Checking

I act as an article fact checker for History Revealed Magazine (UK), having worked on every issue since January 2017.

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